Daily Bread 3-3-18
The Sermon on the mount(cont'd)
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Thank God for Jesus Christ! Today we are taught to just look out for the things of today. Tomorrow will come soon enough and if we spend too much time looking at tomorrow we will stumble over what we face today. Have you ever been on a street full of stop lights and caught yourself looking way ahead at the next lights rather than the one that you are at? One of the further lights turns green and you take off right through the red light that you are sitting at. Not only does it put you and others in danger but it also(thanks to traffic cameras) gets you a ticket. This is exactly what Christ is trying to get us to avoid by telling us not to look at tomorrow when today is right in front if us. Today is where we are living, and the things that we have prayed for if we pray like he has instructed us, pertain to today. Our prayer for tomorrow will take place tomorrow. So, all of the things that we are told to ask of God are for today. Deliver us from evil, lead us not into temptation, give us our daily bread, forgive us our trespasses, all of this is listed in our instruction on how to pray in this sermon and written in Matthew 6:9-13. We are going to face more than enough today that we need to get through without worrying about tomorrow. But we are taught to plan ahead in the world. So we make plans that we will be saved at such a date, sanctified in another six months, filled with the Holy Ghost in another six months and then our calling should be revealed in two years, and none of this is how it works. This is how the world teaches us and it is in direct disagreement with what God teaches us. In God's timing we will receive all that is necessary to lead us into eternity but we need not plan ahead as we do not know what tomorrow will bring. Our needs tomorrow may be completely different than they are today so we must look out for today. If we get through today then, God willing, we will be able to pray again and get through another day, and another, and another, until God calls us home. Try to get through today without failure or stumbling and ask God to help you. You may not make it perfectly through today, but what you learn from today will lead you into tomorrow, and then try again. This is exactly what Christ wants us to do and if we do it, it will become easier and easier to please him daily. Believe it and receive it in Jesus' name!! Have a great day!!!